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A military coup in retrospect

MURAT YETKİN writes:

In the last week Turkey has debated a lot with recalled memories about how the country faced the September 12, 1980 military coup ...

Comment(s) 4/9/2012

Turkey’s new military policy

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Turkish President Abdullah Gül presented a detailed outline of a new Turkish military policy in a speech at the War Academies in Istanbul on April 5.

Comment(s) 4/6/2012

Turkish democracy’s test with the military

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The trial of the two surviving leaders of the 1980 military coup in Turkey on April 4 in an Ankara criminal court marks a historical turn ...

Comment(s) 4/5/2012

An end to the era of coup d’etats

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The 15th Criminal Court of Ankara will start today the trial of the two top leaders of the 1980 military coup in Turkey who are still alive.

2 Comment(s) 4/4/2012

Al-Assad must go, but is he going?

MURAT YETKİN writes:

To be frank, the Istanbul conference on Syria was more successful than had been thought possible.

1 Comment(s) 4/2/2012

It’s hard to be a Friend of Syria

MURAT YETKİN writes:

It has been a tough week for Turkish diplomats, who are trying to hammer out a result from this weekend’s ‘Friends of Syria’ meeting in Istanbul.

3 Comment(s) 3/31/2012

Turkish generals on trial have a lot to say

MURAT YETKİN writes:

When retired Gen. Ilker Başbuğ, the former head of the Turkish military, walked out of the hearing...

Comment(s) 3/29/2012

It is as though Obama’s second term began in Seoul

MURAT YETKİN writes:

It is true that there are still seven months until the U.S. presidential election in November.

Comment(s) 3/27/2012

Turkey’s new Kurdish strategy involves Iraq

MURAT YETKİN writes:

The background of Turkey’s new Kurdish strategy was first brought to the attention of the media....

Comment(s) 3/26/2012

Syria as part of Turkish domestic politics

MURAT YETKİN writes:

Turkey has been engaging in diplomatic traffic with its southern neighbor Syria since the domestic conflict there started last year.

2 Comment(s) 3/24/2012

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